Friday, October 05, 2007

Playoffs Day 2 Recap: 80's Music Explains It All

Recapping yesterday's games reminded me of the power that is the Oracle of 1980's Music.

Dare to question the predictive powers of the Oracle of 1980's Music? Witness (in chronological order of completion yesterday):

Today's Game #1: Rockies 10, Phillies 5.

Oh sure, it was Kaz Matsui's grand slam that blew the game open. But Matt Holliday's second home run in the series, in the second inning, was the harbinger of blasts to come for the Rockies, who now lead the series 2-0 going to Coors Field.

Today's Game #2: Indians 12, Yankees 3.

And here, grasshopper, is where the Oracle of 1980's Music shows it does not discriminate. For Cleveland fans, C.C. Sabathia's 114-pitch, five-inning outing was certainly gonna make you sweat, hence the C+C Music Factory reference. For Yankee fans, everybody [saw] Wang choke tonight, giving up 9 H and 8 ER over 4.2 innings--not an outing that reflected his mastery this year. Indians lead 1-0 with Game 2 again at Jacobs Field.

Today's Game #3: Diamondbacks 8, Cubs 4

The Diamondbacks, fresh from shedding their teal and green skin for a blood-red shade, again beat up on the Cubs to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Chris Young hit the go-ahead three-run homer in the second, but with contributions up and down the Arizona lineup, it was clear that the union of the snake is indeed on the climb. The series heads to Wrigley Field.

The Oracle of 1980's Music has spoken. Do not question its powers! Now go grow a mullet and pull that shirt collar off your shoulder.

Technically, C=C Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat" was released in 1990. The Oracle knows this, and has accounted for this, but its judgment is final. Kinda makes you go hmmmmm, huh?


Alex Cora said...

That's pretty funny - I am glad you can go through you music collection and pick out your favorites - Is Wang Chung on your iPod?

Steve Sax said...

Isn't Wang Chung on everyone's ipod?